This is a top-quality antique English mid 17th century oak coffer, with a triple panel design, circa 1640 – 1680, with fine quality original carvings and stunning colour, in excellent condition.
• Item: Oak Coffer
• Circa: 1640 – 1680
• Period: Commonwealth / Charles II
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• Width: 4ft
• Moulded three panel top
• Original nulled rails
• Inset oval diamond lozenge carved panels
• Carved initials “E.S.” on central panel
• Peg & joined panelled design
• Original length inset scribe carved feet (stiles)
• Iron loop hinges
• Working steel lock & key
• Original carvings
• Original back & floor boards
• Original polish & patination
• Superb deep rich oxblood colour
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns
This is a top-quality antique English mid 17th century oak coffer, with a triple panel design, circa 1640 – 1680, with fine quality original carvings and stunning colour, in excellent condition. The coffer is constructed with a moulded three panel top, with a joined section below, which is constructed with butt joints to the corners, secured by peg construction. The lid opens using the original iron loop hinges, which we believe to be old replacements, to reveal a spacious interior. The interior is clean, dry and practical & usable. The coffer incorporates an old steel working lock with key. The front of the coffer retains the original owners’ initials “E.S.” on the central panel. The three panels are decorated with the original carvings, featuring an oval panel, incorporating small diamond lozenges and null carvings, with a scratch carved border. The coffer retains its original inset side panels along with standing on the original stiles (feet), which also boast inset scribe carving along the entire length.
The back of the coffer retains its original rough-hewn panels along with the original floor. Overall, this coffer boasts a stunning rich oxblood colour and patination and is an ideal interior design piece.
This item would look great in a variety of rooms from the hallway, to the living room or bedroom as an ottoman at the foot of the bed.
This beautiful piece boasts a rich dark red-and-brown oxblood colour. As it boasts the original wax polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This is a top-quality antique English mid 17th century oak coffer, with a triple panel design, circa 1640 – 1680, with fine quality original carvings and stunning colour, in excellent condition. The coffer has been cleaned and wax-polished, to a professional standard in our workshop. Nominal old marks to the top (see photos) and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. Such old use marks are inevitable and perfectly acceptable due to its age and use it would have received. The interior is clean, dry, and usable. The coffer retains its original lid, floor, sides and back. The coffer incorporates an old replacement working lock with key. We believe the iron strap hinges to be old replacements (again, possible from the Georgian period). The coffer stands on the original stiles (feet) and the carvings to the front rail, panels & stiles are original (not later). The coffer is solid in joint; it does not wobble on the floor and is ready to use. Considering the age of this coffer, it is in excellent condition. It is rare to find a coffer of this period of such quality and in such clean condition.
Height = 66.7cm or 26¼” or 2ft 2¼”
Width = 120.1cm or 47¼” or 3ft 11¼”
Depth = 58.5cm or 23” or 1ft 11”
The price for this item is £1,850, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.
We offer customer satisfaction through the following services:
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14 Day Returns
• Full money back assurance
• Worldwide shipping
• Full insurance of items in transit
For more information or photographs please email or call us.
Office: 01829 458 070
Julian: 07960 738 212
Yola: 07971 882 567
Customers outside the UK should call:
Office: 00 44 1829 458 070
Julian: 00 44 7960 738 212
Yola: 00 44 7971 882 567
Email: [email protected]
Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.
Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit; therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.
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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.
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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.
Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in colonial furniture, specifically colonial four poster beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English antique furniture, art and fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.
Please visit the Yola Gray website at www.yolagray.com for further items and information.